from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Grain or a quantity of grain for grinding.
- noun Ground grain.
- idiom ((one's)/the) Something that can be used to advantage.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 1. A grinding: in the quotation used of the gnashing of the teeth.
- noun That which is ground; corn to be ground; grain carried to the mill to be ground separately for its owner.
- noun The amount ground at one time; the grain carried to the mill for grinding at one time.
- noun Hence Material for an occasion; a supply or provision.
- noun Material for one brewing. See the extract.
- noun A given size of rope or yarn, as determined by the amount of material. The common grist of rope is a circumference of 3 inches, with 20 yarns in each of the 3 strands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal it produces.
- noun Supply; provision.
- noun In rope making, a given size of rope,
common gristbeing a rope three inches in circumference, with twenty yarns in each of the three strands.
- noun [Colloq.] all that he has anything to do with is a source of profit.
- noun [Colloq.] to bring profitable business into one's hands; to be a source of profit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
grainthat is to be groundin a mill
- noun obsolete a
- noun colloquial, obsolete
- noun A given size of rope, common grist being a rope three inches in circumference, with twenty yarns in each of the three strands.
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- noun grain intended to be or that has been ground
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The existence of the pool first became public last week when an email announcing the 2011 results was forwarded to an environmental website called grist.org.
The miller, therefore, takes toll of the grist, which is another source of seignorial revenue, although not a very great one, for the toll is, excepting the miller's thumb rights, not very large.
The crushed malt, called grist, is then mixed with hot water and left to stand so the starch can be converted into malt sugars.
The former president turned to a few general issues, saying he hoped to provide "grist" for the mills of the netroots.
Ari Melber: Bill Clinton Heralds Blogs and Answers Heckler at Netroots Convention
That takes care of the "grist" part of the strategy: Obama is going to be attacked, and every attack becomes an opportunity to get the attention he needs to reveal himself to the American people.
Thence the ground malt, or "grist" as it is now called, passes to the _Grist Hopper_, and from the latter to the _Mashing Machine_, in which it is intimately mixed with hot water from the _Hot Liquor Vessel_.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"
There was very little that was not "grist" which came to the "mill" of
The Moving Picture Girls at Sea or, A Pictured Shipwreck That Became Real
I should like to do is to examine this grinding process rather carefully, -- to gain, if possible, some definite notion of the kind of grist we should like to produce, and then to see how the machinery may be made to produce this grist, and in what proportions we must mix the material that we pour into the hopper in order to gain the desired result.
Lucien had dried a fresh "grist" of the tea leaves, and a cheering cup followed; and then the party all sat around their log-fire, while each of them detailed the history of his experience since parting with the others.
Lucien had dried a fresh "grist" of the tea-leaves, and a cheering cup followed; and then the party all sat around their log-fire, while each of them detailed the history of his experience since parting with the others.
icco commented on the word grist
heh, this was in wired. http://www.wired.com/gaming/virtualworlds/magazine/15-09/mf_pennyarcade
August 28, 2007
skipvia commented on the word grist
A swarm of bees
November 16, 2007
jwjarvis commented on the word grist
impersonal schools bureaucracies and dehumanizing schools from being built, mills for which our children are little more than grist.
October 2, 2010
dailyword commented on the word grist
Captain Jack used this word in Master and Commander when he and the doctor were arguing about his obsession with capturing Napoleon.
June 9, 2012
zowie commented on the word grist
"Instead of serving as an alarm warning of the dangers of uncoordinated military raids, the tragedy gave further grist to the opponents of the Hashemite Kingdom, who argued that the regime was responsible for what had happened at Samu." http://www.kinghussein.gov.jo/his_periods3.html
September 9, 2012